How to Have a Memorable Summer with your Kids
1. Don’t put pressure on yourself! This is easier said than done. Seriously, Summer is naturally fun and memorable. Do you have access to being outside? If so, that’s 80% of the battle.
2. Dollar Tree! Dollar Tree is your best friend for those rainy days and even the Sunny ones! They have chalk, water toys, crafts, etc. Spend $20 and you’re pretty much set for a good bit.
3. Water Tables, pools, slides, dirt, sand, etc. Honestly anything that is outside (weather permitting) will be memorable. My kids never said “I wish I could have played inside on my iPad more.” They always love being outside with nature much more.
4. Movie Nights: Who doesn’t love a movie night? Especially now with so many new movies being released directly from streaming apps. We always have snacks and some type of fun layout in the family room. Sometimes it’s an air mattress, forts, blankets and pillows, or decorated boxes as cars. One thing I’ve been wanting to try is an outside movie night with a projector and inflatable pool with blankets and pillows. It’s definitely on my goal list for Summer this year.
5. Cold treats: Water ice, ice cream, and pretty much any snacks help complete any awesome Summer day! If you want to have healthier options smoothies and make your own popsicles with fruit are great ways to incorporate that. Plus, it’s another memorable activity.
Honestly, that’s it. Enjoy your family and enjoy relaxing when you can. That’s the best thing you can do for yourself and for your kids. From a mama who suffers with mental health struggles, Summer fun heals my soul.
Bonus: If you want to get more elaborate, you can always make a schedule and calendar of events for you and your kids to look forward to. It definitely helps with staying organized and keeping anxious children (like my older son) at bay.
I hope you loved these tips on how to have a memorable Summer. They’re simple, inexpensive, and priceless. But, and I can’t stress this enough, make sure you’re also in your bathing suit outside in the pool with your kids when you can. They will never forget having their parents playing with them on a hot Summer day. That is the most memorable part of it all.
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